Football club sign up to ‘go the distance’ with staff set to walk, run or cycle 60 miles (100K) this March.

Staff at Peterborough United have committed to ‘go the distance’ this March, helping to raise awareness for the British Heart Foundation by walking, running, or cycling 60 miles to help the charity celebrate their 60th birthday.

The challenge, which equates to roughly 2 miles/3K per day, is aimed at getting everyone in Peterborough moving following lockdown, improving their health and wellbeing in the process. Staff behind the scenes, across all departments will be getting involved and charting their progress through the Strava app.

If you use Strava, please join the Team page and follow others in the City who are also taking part.  A Just Giving page has been set-up should you wish to fundraise for additional motivation

Staff from the Foundation and Academy are planning on collectively completing 2009 miles (to represent the year that the Foundation was formed) during the 31 days. The club will keep supporters up to date of their progress throughout the month.

In Cambridgeshire there are 86,000 people living with heart and circulatory conditions with Heart and Circulatory conditions causing 160 deaths each month in Cambridgeshire. 33% of adults in Cambridgeshire do not meet physical activity recommendations in Cambridgeshire and Heart and Circulatory conditions kill more than 1 in 4 people.

Go the Distance in Peterborough, like staff at the club and commit to walking, running, or cycling 60 miles/100K during March. Posh Foundation Chief Executive Gill Wignall said: “The British Heart Foundation are celebrating their 60th birthday this year and this challenge is a great way to keep active during the month of March and raise awareness and money for charity in the process.

“It has been an incredibly challenging year for charities across the country, so we are pleased to be able to support the BHF in this way. Lockdown has been tough for everybody, this is a great way of keeping active and doing something wonderful in the process.”